The average salary for a Software Developer in Canada is C$64,780.
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Job Description for Software Developer
Software developers develop computer applications that allow users to perform specific tasks on computers or other devices. They may also develop or customize existing systems that run devices or control networks. Most of the time, software developers work in an office. A bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or other relevant majors is often required. They are required to have relevant job experience. They must be familiar with various comput…Read more
Software Developer Tasks
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer
The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies IBM Canada Ltd., VendAsta and Autolog. Reported salaries are highest at IBM Canada Ltd. where the average pay is C$76,156. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ericsson Inc. and Autolog, earning around C$71,696 and C$71,601, respectively. CGI Group Inc. pays the lowest at around C$60,741. VendAsta and iQmetrix also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$63,134 and C$69,464, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Software Developer
C# Programming Language
Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer
An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,412 based on 550 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,038 based on 4,324 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,921 based on 1,914 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,732 based on 944 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$85,735.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (6.4% more) and Calgary, Alberta (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (11.6% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (10.1% less) and Montréal, Québec (0.0% less).
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